Anthony Silvestri
Photo courtesy of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Anthony Silvestri

Apr 25
Thu, Apr 252pm – 3:30pm
Anthony Silvestri


The Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale, in collaboration with the OU Literature department, welcome guest Poet-in-Residence Charles Anthony Silvestri for a poetry reading and book signing of his newly released A Silver Thread: The Lyric Poetry of Charles Anthony Silvestri.

This event precedes an evening concert, the Georgia premiere performance of composer Kim Andre' Arnesen's new setting of Silvestri’s ethereal Tuvayhun: Beatitudes for a Wounded World.

A lyricist, author, and composer, Silvestri has worked with other artists from all over the world to create texts tailor-made for their commissions and specific artistic needs. He enjoys the challenge of solving these creative problems and has provided custom choral texts, opera libretti, program notes and other writing for composers including Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Dan Forrest, and OU Faculty member and Director of Choral Activities Dr. Timothy Michael Powell, as well as for groups ranging from high schools to the Houston Grand Opera, from the King’s Singers to the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, from Westminster Choir College to Westminster Abbey. As a clinician Silvestri speaks to choirs, classes, and concert audiences about his works, the creative process, the marriage of words and music, and about his collaborative relationships with composers. He is the author of A Silver Thread (GIA 2019), a retrospective of almost 20 years of his lyric poetry.


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